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Officials announce effort to lure more veterans to Nebraska

Nebraska is making another push to persuade military veterans to move to the state and take jobs here.

As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty...

'I didn't expect any awards': Nebraska veteran receives World War II medals

'I didn't expect any awards': Nebraska veteran receives World War II medals

Gilbert Brummels served on the Pacific front for four years during World War II, fighting in 14 major battles. But never received the medals he...

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USS Nebraska earns trophy as top-performing missile sub

USS Nebraska earns trophy as top-performing missile sub

The ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska headlined a list of four recipients of the 2013 Omaha Trophy, presented annually by the U.S. Strategic...

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Iowa Guard's two new helicopters are loaded with technology

Iowa Guard's two new helicopters are loaded with technology

The Iowa Army National Guard's two new helicopters feature better technology than the Vietnam-era one they replace.

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Tax break applies to some military veterans but not all

Tax break applies to some military veterans but not all

Vets who retired earlier than 2013 are left out, and some aren't happy.

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WWII veteran William Piercy, 88, served decades in Nebraska State Patrol

WWII veteran William Piercy, 88, served decades in Nebraska State Patrol

The Fremont native became captain of Troop A in the State Patrol.

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Lawmakers give initial OK to special license plates for service members

Veterans and active service military members would be able to show their military pride on special state license plates under a bill given initial...

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CLIMBING THE LADDER

Marine vet delivers: One-time supply clerk now heads his own logistics consulting firm

Marine vet delivers: One-time supply clerk now heads his own logistics consulting firm

Marcus Preasha began an eight-year enlistment with the U.S. Marine Corps in 1999, but it would be his future work in the private sector that would...

Trip includes a somber visit to son lost to war

Trip includes a somber visit to son lost to war

Five parents who know the grief and heartache of losing a child in war paid their respects Tuesday to the fallen in a place known as the saddest acre...

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Steve Liewer
Steve Liewer is the military affairs reporter for The World-Herald. You can reach him by phone at 402-444-1186 or by email: steve.liewer@owh.com.
World-Herald books

At War, At Home: World War II

The World-Herald is marking the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a special book honoring the Nebraskans and Iowans who helped the nation win a war. The newspaper's stunning words and photographs capture the sacrifice and commitment of a special generation of Americans. The book, priced at $29.95, can be ordered at OWHstore.com.

At War, At Home: The Cold War

The World-Herald takes a special look back at the Nebraskans and Iowans whose courage and commitment helped prevent nuclear war and lift the Iron Curtain. The book relates the history of the decades-long struggle with gripping archived stories and photographs. Newly collected memories of those who served in Korea, Vietnam and the Strategic Air Command provide vivid detail of the period. Coverage of the 2012 Cold War Victory Salute parade also is included. Buy this book for $29.95 at OWHstore.com.

The Omaha World-Herald is remembering the troops killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with a special online feature, Remember the Fallen. Our searchable database includes biographical information, photos and archived stories about each of the Midlanders who gave their lives defending the nation.

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